“My Style is about taking chances. I’ve never been one to be safe. Safe is for people who don’t have confidence in their skills, or people who actually lack skill.”
“Underground is basically being able to choose for yourself what you enjoy, not having it forced on you, not being fooled, swindled into believing something. That’s hype, not talent. Underground has talent. Underground can move in mysterious ways and still get the job done, even more so than someone in the mainstream.”
D1 Recordings mark their 32nd release with the debut appearance of long-time D1 collaborator DJ Bone.
All four tracks display Bone’s unearthly and futuristic approach to music production while keeping the true essence of Detroit’s Techno Soul.
“Hop” is the aggressive/unstable side of me, unpredictable and ready to snap in a second. Controlled, this aggressiveness becomes a useful tool for me.”
“Ambush” This song represents a turning point for me. As a one-man-crew I had to use the art of the Ambush to my advantage and this would only work if I operated in complete secrecy. It trained me in patience and calculation to overcome the “power in numbers” mentality.”
“Space Bounce” represents independence. It’s like bumpin’ down Grand River Ave. on the way downtown to hit some spots and drink with your boys.
“WhatuBelieve” is confidence in my words, music and actions. It reiterates the pride in what I have accomplished as well as the faith in what I will accomplish. I feel I have only scratched the surface so far and anything is possible.”
“These songs represent the struggle of being your own everything. I have never belonged to anyone’s group, crew or label but my own, The songs for this release emphasize the power of self.”
Bone’ style is true to the roots of Detroit techno, focusing on the basic funk elements that are often lost by those who attempt to exploit Detroit’s sound - “People have never given the Detroit sound the respect it deserves because they were afraid of it, they didn’t understand it. People fear what they don’t understand. They would rather try and copy that sound, even if it’s a watered-down copy, so that they can understand it. They take the part they understand and try to make it theirs”.
Bone has been a regular guest at D1’s weekly clubnight “Model One” in Dublin, and also at D1’s DEAF [Dublin Electronic Arts Festival]. Upcoming releases on D1 Recordings: Americhord Remixes [Dan Curtin, Mark Broom], Ikeaboy, Kan Shinomura, Leorosa & a new 10 part series from D1.
1 - A-side
1 - B-side
- Space bounce